In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb wormwood 2017

Wormwood

A fascinating piece of filmmaking that challenges the form in new ways as it recalls themes its director has been interested in his entire career.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Chaz's Journal Archives
Primary 8 ebert

Ebertfest Doc Premieres Tonight on PBS

To celebrate the 18th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, Illinois Public Media and the University of Illinois College of Media have created a new documentary, "Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe." The title references Ebert's description of Urbana as the "center of the universe," and his legacy is detailed in this 30-minute piece, as well as the history of Ebertfest. The program will also include a short preview of Ebertfest 2016, which runs from Wednesday, April 13th, through Sunday, April 17th at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois.

Advertisement

Among the people featured on the program are Chaz Ebert, the late movie critic's wife and the festival co-founder, co-producer and emcee; Chicago movie critics Richard Roeper and Michael Phillips; and Steven Bentz, director of the Virginia Theatre.

"Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe" will premiere at 9 p.m. Monday, April 4th, on WILL-TV, with a repeat broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7th. It also will air on WEIU at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8th; on WTTW in Chicago at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10th; and on WTVP in Peoria at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 15th, with an encore on that station at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17th.

Click here to read Chaz Ebert's preview of Ebertfest 2016. To purchase tickets, click here.


Popular Blog Posts

Why I Stopped Watching Woody Allen Movies

Stop watching movies made by assholes. It'll be OK.

A Composer For All Seasons: On the Range of John Williams

A look at the work of John Williams outside of his greatest hits.

The Ten Best Films of 2017

The RogerEbert.com picks for the ten best films of 2017.

The Individual Top Tens of 2017

The lists of best films of 2017.

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus